Kochi: As both states are set for the assembly elections later this year, BJP President Amit Shah was in Kochi today to meet with the main BJP leaders of both the states’ units. The meeting was supposed to be meeting to make strategies for the upcoming elections. Four central ministers, J P Nadda, Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javadekar, Pon Radhakrishnan were also in attendance for the meeting.
BJP’s Kerala unit’s President Kummanam Rajashekharan did not rule out any alliance possibilities when he spoke to the press after the meeting. “Our doors are always open to groups, political parties who toe our line of policies and this time we are contesting the polls to rule Kerala”, he said. Union Health Minister J P Nadda is BJP’s in-charge for Kerala.
According to sources from BJP, the core committee of Kerala and Tamil Nadu states was in attendance and were given directions on how to approach the upcoming elections.
A party rally was held in Kottayam as part of Kummanam Rajashekaran’s all-kerala yatra which Amit Shah also attended. BJP has high hopes of opening their account in the Kerala Assembly elections due later this year.